Sentence Examples

  • 17), and they still wielded the national sarissa.
  • Æthelflaed and her husband wielded almost kingly authority, and the royal title is often given them by the chroniclers.
  • She wielded it well, but it usually meant the choice was never really hers.
  • For some eighteen months Ælfwyn seems to have wielded her mother's authority, and then, just before the Christmas of 919, Edward took Mercia into his own hands, and Ælfwyn was "led away" into Wessex.
  • That such a man would ever have used the unparalleled powers of ecclesiastical jurisdiction with which he had been entrusted for a genuine reformation of the church is only a pious opinion cherished by those who regret that the Reformation was left for the secular arm to achieve; and it is useless to plead lack of opportunity on behalf of a man who for sixteen years had enjoyed an authority never before or since wielded by an English subject.

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